it's

Subject: it's
From: DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 19:35:30 -0400

Virginia Krenn writes:
>However, if the possessive rule is followed, it would make sense to
>write "it's". The problem is that this is an exception to the rule.

Does it help the people who get it wrong to point out that "his, hers and
its are all exceptions"? If they've been taught parts of speech, you can add
"it's because they're personal pronouns"!

David (the idiot) Ibbetson

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